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Five-carat soul

Author: James McBride
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"An antiques dealer discovers that a legendary toy commissioned by Civil War General Robert E. Lee now sits in the home of a black minister in Queens. Five strangers find themselves thrown together and face unexpected judgment. An American president draws inspiration from a conversation he overhears in a stable. And members of The Five-Carat Soul Bottom Bone Band recount stories from their own messy and hilarious  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
McBride, James, 1957-
Five-carat soul.
New York : Riverhead Books, 2017
(DLC) 2017013199
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James McBride
ISBN: 9780735216693 073521669X 9780525533252 0525533257 0525498850 9780525498858
OCLC Number: 978251639
Description: 308 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The under Graham railroad box car set --
The five-carat Soul Bottom Bone Band. 1. Buck boy ; 2. Ray-Ray's picture box ; 3. Blub ; 4. Goat --
Father Abe --
The moaning bench --
The Christmas dance --
The fish man angel --
Mr. P & the wind.
Other Titles: Short stories.
Responsibility: James McBride.

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"An antiques dealer discovers that a legendary toy commissioned by Civil War General Robert E. Lee now sits in the home of a black minister in Queens. Five strangers find themselves thrown together and face unexpected judgment. An American president draws inspiration from a conversation he overhears in a stable. And members of The Five-Carat Soul Bottom Bone Band recount stories from their own messy and hilarious lives."--

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Praise for Five-Carat Soul:"These brilliant miniatures display all of the rambunctious fearlessness of [McBride's] deeply empathetic imagination... Five-Carat Soul [is] a delight." -The New York Read more...

 
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